Category Archives: Companies

STMicroelectronics Announces Timing for Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call

By | July 5, 2018

Geneva – July 5, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it will release second quarter 2018 earnings before the opening of trading on the European Stock Exchanges on Wednesday July 25, 2018. The press release will be available immediately after the release on the Company’s website at STMicroelectronics… Read More »

IDEX Biometrics becomes a member of APSCA

By | July 2, 2018

Oslo, Norway – 2 July 2018 – IDEX ASA, the leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, reinforces its commitment to the Asia Pacific market by signing as a member of APSCA, the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association. APSCA is the business association for payments and identity applications in Asia, covering secure smart chip-based applications to the latest digital… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Becomes First Chip Maker Accredited by the GSMA to Personalize eSIMs for Mobiles and Connected IoT Devices

By | June 25, 2018

Geneva, June 25, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is accelerating progress towards a more convenient and secure connected world as the first embedded SIM (eSIM) manufacturer to be accredited by the GSMA for loading eSIM chips with connection credentials such as certificates and operator profiles before shipping. The… Read More »

IN Groupe, through its subsidiary SPS, achieves 500 million inductive coupling platforms, a demonstration of the quality and security of its technology

By | June 21, 2018

ROUSSET, FRANCE, June 21, 2018 – Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) is recognized as a worldwide leader in subsets for smart card manufacturing thanks to its inductive coupling technology. With a production capacity that doubles every two years, the company has now delivered over 500 million eBoost® inductive coupling platforms for diverse markets segments worldwide. Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) started with a… Read More »

Longmai mTokens and Expands Presence in Asia-Pacific Region

By | June 21, 2018

New York, NY, June 21, 2018 –(– Versasec, the leader in smart card management systems, today announced its working relationship with Longmai, one of the leading digital security device vendors in China. In its announcement, Versasec noted that its flagship product, vSEC:CMS now supports Longmai digital security token solutions. Longmai’s mToken brand is used for all Century Longmai… Read More »

Göran Thuresson will leave Precise Biometrics when successor assumes the role as CFO

By | June 19, 2018

Göran Thuresson has decided to leave Precise Biometrics and return to a role as interim consultant. The recruitment of his successor has been initiated. Göran remains as CFO until a successor has assumed the role. “Göran has in the best of ways contributed to the development of Precise Biometrics. I would have preferred for Göran to stay in… Read More »

Salah Goss to lead Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion in Kenya

By | June 11, 2018

Nairobi, Kenya – 11 June 2018 – Mastercard announced today that Salah Goss has been appointed as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Salah brings extensive experience in financial inclusion specializing in mobile enabled solutions, agent banking and community-managed microfinance. In her new role, Salah will oversee the development of digital solutions that positively… Read More »

Infineon gears up for stronger long-term growth

By | June 8, 2018

Infineon adjusts its target operating model to an investment-to-sales ratio of 15 percent aimed at generating revenue growth of 9 percent with a segment result margin prospectively in excess of 17 percent For the coming fiscal year at least, revenue is forecast to grow, at a minimum, by 10 percent Additional investments in manufacturing capacities are therefore planned… Read More »

Precise Biometrics Collaborates with NXP on Contactless Biometric Smart Cards

By | June 7, 2018

Precise Biometrics, a leader in fingerprint software and NXP® Semiconductors collaborate to integrate Precise BioMatch® Card in NXP’s contactless biometric smart cards. The cooperation is expected to generate revenues to Precise Biometrics starting Q2 2018. Precise Biometrics fingerprint authentication software for smart cards is integrated in NXP’s contactless fingerprint-on-card solution, which gives payment network operators and banks a… Read More »

Visa service disruption

By | June 1, 2018

Update – 04:32 BST 02.06.18 Visa has resolved a technical issue which occurred yesterday in Europe and prevented some consumers from using Visa for payments. The issue was the result of a hardware failure within one of our European systems and is not associated with any unauthorised access or cyberattack. Visa Europe’s payment system is now operating at… Read More »

Thales extends the acceptance period of the offer for Gemalto until 15 August 2018 and confirms it expects to complete the acquisition in the course of the second half of 2018

By | June 1, 2018

Paris La Défense, 1 June 2018 – 07:00 – Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto (the “Offer”) and the publication of the… Read More »

Zebra Technologies Announces Debt Restructuring Actions

By | May 31, 2018

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility, announced that today it has completed additional actions to restructure its debt, which reduce interest costs while maximizing financial flexibility. The company amended its Term Loan B facility maturing Oct.… Read More »

STMicroelectronics announces Executive Committee

By | May 31, 2018

Upon the proposal of ST’s new President & CEO Jean-Marc Chery, the Supervisory Board has approved the establishment of a newly formed Executive Committee, entrusted with the management of the Company and led by Mr. Chery as its Chairman. The other members of ST’s Executive Committee are: Orio Bellezza, President, Technology, Manufacturing and Quality Marco Cassis, President, Sales,… Read More »

STMicroelectronics’ Shareholders Adopt All Resolutions at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

By | May 31, 2018

Amsterdam, May 31, 2018 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced today that all of the proposed resolutions were adopted at the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which was held today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The main resolutions, approved by the Shareholders, were: The adoption of the Company’s Statutory Annual… Read More »

De La Rue announces 2017/18 full year results

By | May 30, 2018

De La Rue plc (LSE: DLAR) (De La Rue, the “Group” or the “Company”) announces its full year results for 12 months ended 31 March 2018 (the period or full year). The comparative period was 12 months ended 25 March 2017. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Group revenue +7% at £493.9m; adjusted operating profit*(1) -11% at £62.8m. Excluding the exited paper business,… Read More »

Fingerprint Cards Ab (Publ) Announces Changes In Its Executive Management

By | May 29, 2018

Due to personal reasons, Pernilla Lindén will not start as Fingerprints’ CFO on June 7 as communicated earlier. A recruitment process for a new CFO has been initiated. Fingerprints’ current Group Accounting Manager, Ylva Blomén, will assume the role as Acting CFO on June 7, 2018. Ylva joined Fingerprints in her role as Group Accounting Manager in March… Read More »

KEOLABS announces ICUBE Testing Center spin-off to bring legibility in test tools and services for the secure transactions industry

By | May 29, 2018

In order to make the group offer easier to understand for secure transactions industry players, KEOLABS announces the creation of ICUBE Testing Center specializing in conformance testing for smart cards and related products. The official spin-off will be effective in January 2019. 29 May 2018, Salon de Provence, FRANCE – With the inception of ICUBE, the group creates two separate… Read More »

X Infotech representing Latvia at Grand Final of Europe’s biggest business competition

By | May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 (Riga, Latvia) X Infotech from Latvia attended the Grand Final of the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM, on 22 and 23 May in Warsaw, Poland. X Infotech reached the final after being chosen as a ‘National Winner’ by independent judges from a list of almost 3000 businesses named ‘Ones to Watch’ last year. The… Read More »

Zwipe Strengthens Its Board Of Directors

By | May 24, 2018

OSLO, NORWAY – 24 May 2018, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Zwipe AS held May 22 2018, Jörgen Lantto was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, replacing Clas Thelin. In addition, Kim Humborstad, Dorian Barak, Francis van den Bosch, Johan Biehl and Dennis Jones were elected as new board members. Dorian Barak… Read More »

De La Rue and OPTEL agree to new strategic partnership to tackle increasing demand in the brand protection market

By | May 21, 2018

De La Rue and OPTEL today announced a strategic partnership to address the growing threat of global counterfeiting.  De La Rue is the global leader in anti-counterfeit solutions as well as the world’s largest printer of both currency and passports.  OPTEL is the leading provider of end-to-end traceability systems for diverse industries. The company’s renowned solutions help stop product counterfeiting,… Read More »